Ride the bus, catch the wave! Or something like that! Also, I list some podcasts that I like.

26 Jun

Sound Transit is providing free Wi-Fi Internet access on some of its buses through…June.

::looks at calendar::

D’oh!

There’s been an item on my PocketMod to-do list for a couple of weeks now that reads, Look up “Ride the Wave, Surf the Web,” which was an ad that I glimpsed on the side of a Puget Sound bus as it hurtled past in the opposite direction on the freeway.

It turns out that if I rode the Sounder commuter rail between Everett and Seattle, or rode the bus between Seattle and Redmond, I too could have enjoyed the benefits of this trial program. The home page says that this is being done in partnership with King County Transit, which currently offers Wi-Fi on some of its buses. Clearly, I have to find out which ones.

Or do I? I mean, the idea of Wi-Fi on a bus is cool, but I use my bus time to catch up on podcasts. Which I could also do with my laptop, I’ll admit, in a much more cumbersome way.

FYI, the regular podcasts that are currently on heavy rotation during my commute are:

Cory Doctorow’s Craphound.com

This Week in Tech

KEXP Song of the Day

The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Slate Daily Podcast and “Today’s Papers” Textcast

NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!

Escape Pod Science Fiction Podcast Magazine

…and the highly occasional political podcast Journey to the Center Of.

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